Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae expresses his thoughts about the recent issues on racial equality in his new single “Deep End” that was released on Friday.
Lecrae Devaughn Moore, popularly known by just his first name “Lecrae,” opened up about his battle with internal struggles that resurfaced this season. He expressed his thoughts about dealing with racial trauma on a single with the title “Deep End” that he released on June 26.
“The world gone mad, can’t ignore this noise / Look at these people found dead in the streets I got some partners that hate the police / Me, I’m just tryna hold onto my peace ‘Cause I’m liable to lose it and go get the piece, I need a reason, I need the season, Pleaded with Jesus, all of this grieving,’” he wrote in the song.
Lecrae has been using his platform to fight for the end of racial injustice. He also shared about how God helped him to heal from the racial trauma that he has experienced in the past.
“A couple of years ago, my childhood trauma came to a head. I felt abandoned and turn my back on everything and everyone I loved, including God. He was gracious to me. I wanted a transactional escape from my pain, depression, and anxiety. God is not transactional though, He’s relational,” Lecrae wrote on Twitter.
The award-winning artist also shared how the year 2020 has been challenging for him to the recent issue.
“As we approach 2020 I was positive that this would be a phenomenal year, only to find myself with more problems, more issues, and more unrest. I have found myself in immense pain over the past couple of months from the effects of the pandemic to the perpetuation of injustice and racism in America,” he said.
Despite what he has been through, Lecrae still chooses to walk with God.
“As I navigate my struggles, I am realizing that restoration is ongoing. It’s not a season, it’s a lifestyle. Restoration is choosing to walk with God continually as you walk through a world with deep-rooted, damaged flesh.”
Reference: Christian Post